Islamic State shows British hostage in new 'program' video

Sep 19, 2014

Islamic State shows British hostage in new 'program' video

he Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British man who identifies himself as a journalist and says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick, three-minute video shot with three cameras, the man identified himself as John Cantlie, ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. House approves arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic ...

Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

Sep 18, 2014

Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

President Barack Obama, trying to reassure war-weary Americans, vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions against Islamic State. Obama, who has spent much of ...

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Sep 17, 2014

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Just kilometers from where former Guantanamo Bay terrorist suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack ...

Sep 17, 2014

Japan to donate over $10 million to Iraqi, Syrian refugees

Japan plans to donate more than $10 million through international organizations to Iraqi and Syrian refugees displaced by the Islamic State militant group, sources with knowledge of Japan-U.S. relations said on Tuesday. The Abe administration sees the humanitarian aid as its contribution to the ...

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Sep 17, 2014

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight “terrorism.” What exactly the word means is another matter entirely. For the United States and its partners in the West, there is no doubt the Islamic ...

Sep 17, 2014

NSA chief on tech-savvy Islamic State: 'I'm watching'

While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group’s cybercapabilities. Asked whether the Sunni Muslim group was planning cyberattacks on ...